Compare Merck vs AstraZeneca BETA

See how working at Merck vs. AstraZeneca compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Merck vs. AstraZeneca. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Merck

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AstraZeneca

Employee Ratings

  • AstraZeneca scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 4 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 3807 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 3431 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merck Ceo Kenneth C. Frazier
95%
95%Kenneth C. Frazier
CEO Approval
AstraZeneca Ceo Pascal Soriot
97%
97%Pascal Soriot
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
% Recommend to a friend
87%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
80%
Positive Business Outlook
81%

Salaries

Merck has 3,078 more total submitted salaries than AstraZeneca.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Sales Representative117 Salaries
$104,136/yr
Senior Scientist287 Salaries
$113,706/yr
Associate Director186 Salaries
$142,903/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist321 Salaries
$87,153/yr
Senior Scientist70 Salaries
$119,233/yr
Intern - Hourly62 Salaries
$21/hr

What Employees Say

  • AstraZeneca had 32 more reviews than Merck that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Merck had 94 more reviews than AstraZeneca that mentioned "Good benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Merck.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at AstraZeneca.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 319 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 258 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 351 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 164 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 89 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 62 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 43 reviews)
"Medimmune"(in 42 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Co-Op Student

I worked at Merck full-time for less than a year

Pros

focus on research and papers; great environment and facilities

Cons

so many Webex meetings, IT department efficiency is low

Current Employee - Study Physician

I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time

Pros

Resources, scientific excellence, colleagues, mission

Cons

Very large company, some growing pains with reorganization

Job Postings

AstraZeneca has 1,424 more recently posted open jobs than Merck.